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Friday, October 25 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
What You Need to Know About Food Policy

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Food policy touches every beat and every home. What do you need to know about food security and safety issues? What are ongoing trends in efforts to fight childhood obesity and hunger rates? From the federal farm bill to crop modifications to cottage food laws, the business of food is big in D.C. How powerful is the food lobby in Washington and in state capitals when it comes to government regulation? As a reporter, how do you cover this beat? 

Moderators
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Carol Guensburg

National desk - content editor, Scripps Howard News Service
Carol Guensburg edits for the Scripps Howard News Service, shaping investigative projects and overseeing op-eds. She's also a co-founder of AmericanFoodRoots.com, an online magazine of food and culture. She has edited for National Public Radio’s Digital News division and contri... Read More →

Speakers
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Linda Berlin

Dr. Berlin has been with the University of Vermont (UVM) since 1992, when she began coordinating a federally funded nutrition education program for underserved families (“EFNEP”). In 1999, she moved into a faculty position within the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences... Read More →
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Lorraine Merrill

Lorraine Merrill has served as commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food since December 2007. She's a co-owner -- with her husband John, son Nathan and daughter-in-law Judy -- of Stuart Farm, a 270-acre dairy enterprise with 240 milking cows (Holstein... Read More →
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Nancy Watzman

Nancy Watzman is a Denver-based consultant to the Sunlight Foundation. Over the course of her career as an investigative journalist and researcher, she has worked for a number of Washington-based watchdog and advocacy groups, including Public Campaign, the Center for Responsive Politics... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
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